The CSF Pulse Pressure as Indicator of Intracranial Elastance: The Role of the Pulsatile Change in Cerebral Blood Volume

  • J. H. M. van Eijndhoven
  • C. J. J. Avezaat

Abstract

The CSF pulse pressure (CSFPP) is determined by two factors: 1. the shape of the intracranial volume-pressure curve, as described by the elastance coefficient, E1, and 2. the magnitude of the pulsatile change in cerebral blood volume (ΔVb). Consequently, analogous to the volume-pressure response, the CSFPP can be used as a measure of intracranial elastance as long as ΔVb remains constant.

Keywords

Dioxide Titration Expense Neurol Cond 

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References

  1. Avezaat CJJ, van Eijndhoven JHM, Wyper DJ (1979) Cerebrospinal fluid pulse pressure and intracranial volume-pressure relationships. J Neurol Neurosurg and Psychiat 42: 687–700CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Avezaat CJJ, van Eijndhoven JHM, Wyper DJ (1980) Effects of hypercapnia and arterial hypotension and hypertension on cerebrospinal fluid pulse pressure and intracranial volume-pressure relationships. J Neurol Neurosurg and Psychiat 43: 222–234CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Avezaat CJJ, van Eijndhoven JHM (1982) Thesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam. In pressGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. M. van Eijndhoven
    • 1
  • C. J. J. Avezaat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electro-Neurology (Ee 2238)Erasmus UniversityDR RotterdamThe Netherlands

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